Drinking History Tours
Drinking History Tours
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Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Drinking History Tours is a fun, unique and social way for Melbournians, new Melbournians and travelers to undercover the secrets behind this magnificent city. Drinking History Tours combines the best of both worlds; the history, culture and insight of a walking tour, with the fun and socialisation – sans the hangover – of a bar tour.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Joan S
San Francisco, CA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had a lot of fun on this tour and our guide Brigette was great. Funny weird occasionally creepy stories and a great take on the history of Melbourne. The bars we visited were very cool. I would not have found them on my own.
Written 18 February 2024
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Thanks Joan! We appreciate the lovely review :)
Written 18 February 2024
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joke b
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Guide needed to be more experienced and presentable. Tour content very limited and boring. Explanation of time at bars etc needed to have been told before the tour set out.
Written 30 January 2024
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Hi there Joke, thanks for taking the time to write a review, even a bad one! We do appreciate all feedback. Your tour guide on the day is one of our newer guides, and is still learning the ropes. Sadly, we can't all start off as experienced guides, and we are confident she will be one of our best guides once she has a few tours under her belt. That being said, we are sorry the tour didn't meet your expectations. As such, I've organised a full refund. Thanks again for joining us, and my apologies for the tour not living up to expectations.
Written 31 January 2024
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Marni F
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Alda was a great guide and we had a fantastic time! We ended up going to the old jail later in the week based on the stories we heard. The jail was very interesting.
Written 30 January 2024
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Thanks so much! Great to hear that Alda showed you such a good time :)
Written 31 January 2024
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RJ L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Had so much fun and shout out to our tour guide Brigette! Was a little nervous to join on my own but ended up being the best night!

Brigette is a true historian and shared her passion and humour with us. Great historical information with an appropriate amount of macabre content to live up to the title. Bars were spread out over the downtown core and interesting with a nice selection of beer, wine, yummy cocktails and assorted non-alcoholic drinks as well. Would definitely do another tour with Brigette if I come back. Thank you!
Written 25 January 2024
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Hi there! Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback! Brigette is a gem, we are lucky to have her! Enjoy the rest of your time in our beautiful city!
Written 30 January 2024
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Shelley
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My 22yo daughter took some convincing to do this tour with me but absolutely loved learning the drinking history of Melbourne and discovering some hidden gems we will be sure to return to again. Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable, approachable and ensured our tour was relaxed and fun. We were lucky to have been able to join a great group. Highly recommend!
Written 21 January 2024
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Awesome to hear! Thanks for the lovely review, we do appreciate you taking the time!
Written 30 January 2024
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kevlow90
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
Good stuff if you’re looking to get more of the morbid details of Melbourne. You get to see some pretty cool bars too. I reckon if you’re new to the city, this tour is a good introductory to learn about some darker history.
Written 20 January 2024
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Hi there! Thanks for the lovely review!
Written 30 January 2024
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stephhughes24
Perth, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had a fantastic time visiting bars we’d never been to and now look forward to returning to. Tom was a friendly, funny and very entertaining guide. He was keen to share his recommendations of other bars to visit and places to eat. We met a lovely group of people, most of us continued on and found a couple of bars Tom suggested.
Written 10 January 2024
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Thanks Steph for the wonderful review! We do appreciate it!
Written 30 January 2024
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Damon V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alda was delightful and well versed in the history of Melbourne! The tour was filled with fun facts and good humour with the other people in the group. We had such a good time that we stayed at the last bar for an extra 45 minutes or so! 10/10 would recommend!
Written 6 January 2024
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Ahh brilliant! Thanks so much Damon for the lovely review, great to hear you had such a great time!
Written 9 January 2024
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Carolyn B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
We had a great afternoon recently when we did the Hidden Bars and Creepy Tales walking tour. Graciela was a fun and knowledgeable guide who took us to some interesting landmarks, bars and other places of historical significance around the city. We had a fun time which was made even better with several awesome refreshment stops along the way. I would highly recommend this tour for people who enjoy walking, good company and discovering new places with a story behind them.
Written 5 January 2024
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Hi Carolyn! Thanks for the brilliant review, we do appreciate it!
Written 9 January 2024
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Clare M
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This tour was amazing !!! 👏
City sights, history and drinks what more can you want. Huge shout out to our Tour Guide Tom. Fun and informative

A must do in Melbourne!
Written 23 December 2023
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Thanks so much for the cracking review! Very glad to hear Tom showed you such a good time :)
Written 23 December 2023
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